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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jan. 8, 2013


    Yes, standing for Karl Neiderseuss

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Nov. 20, 2007


    I'm also currently looking for a new saddle. As my training and riding has progressed and improved, I'm finding that my current saddle doesn't fit as well any longer.

    I have ridden in saddles that are too small. As I learned to use my seat more correctly, it became extremely painful to sit in a saddle that was too small, and I won't do it again. I nearly did serious damage to my psoas muscle and lower back because of it. It set my riding back by 2 years. It is extremely important to have a saddle that fits BOTH you and your horse. Don't waste money on a so-so saddle. Take your time. There are lots and lots of saddles out there.

    I had a Grand Gilbert, and I really liked the saddle a lot! It was one that ended up being too small. They make a great saddle, and you can find a bunch of them on Ebay.

    My current saddle is a Cliff-Barnsby Bonfire Cocktail. Very nice saddle. I will be selling it soon to pay for something new. It was the first saddle I rode in, that I really felt like I could stretch my legs down and open my hips. This saddle has an extra-long flap. I would look into the Cliff-Barnsby saddles as well. They are nicely made and hold up really well. I found mine used.
    Last edited by Blkarab; Jun. 14, 2013 at 02:30 PM. Reason: spelling
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  3. #23
    Join Date
    Nov. 28, 2006
    ON, Canada


    Just thought I'd post an update as I believe I found the winner!

    It's medium-wide 18" Paramount (now Ridgemount), with an open medium-deep seat. Saddle fitter loves fit for the trusty steed, and it drops my leg right under me. We all went "ahhh'.

    I have it on trial to ensure that there's a lasting love connection, but it was definitely love at first sight.

    If anyone sees these used saddles around, they are really quite lovely.
    Proud Member of the "Tidy Rabbit Tinfoil Hat Wearers" clique and the "I'm in my 30's and Hope to be a Good Rider Someday" clique

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Jun. 30, 2009


    Quote Originally Posted by Spud&Saf View Post
    Just thought I'd post an update as I believe I found the winner!

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